Wood engraving of an ancient bronze horn in the Royal Irish Academy.
The item was shown to the author by Edward Clibborn, then curator of the Academy’s museum.
|Genre||Scientific or Technical illustration|
|Subject(s)||Antiquities and archaeological sites|
|Keywords(s)||Antiquities, Musical instruments|
|Dimensions||2.4 cm x 2.2 cm|
|Published / created||1847|
|Travel Account||A summer visit to Ireland in 1846|
|Print or manuscript|
|Location of image in copy||p. 40|
|Source copy||National Library of Ireland J 9141|
This is a link to a digital copy hosted by an external website.
|Rights||Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland|
Related text from travel account
|Mr. Clibborn [in the Royal Irish Academy] wound a large powerful horn brazen, in two compartments, nearly round, that like Orlando's, was calculated to strike terror into faint hearts; and then pointed out the remains of a clarshach the ancient Irish harp; old grinding-stones, called querns, quite scriptural in form, rosaries, [p. 41] &c. A buckle on the principle of the antique has been invented for young Ireland; it is uncommonly well contrived, so as when clasped to form a shamrock. [pp. 40-41]|